In Meeting Daniel Merriam, Again I write about my second encounter with this amazing watercolor artist. Could I act like a mature adult this time? Doubtful . . .
I love to read about writers and the craft of writing. I find that many of the ideas expressed transfer easily to the visual arts as well. To me, the best books on writing are infused with the real life stories of the writers themselves. William Zinsser's latest book, Writing About Your Life: A Journey into the Past, does exactly that. Read a short review and some of my favorite quotes from the book.
In My Neighbor, I write about a kind lady who I barely knew and my unexpected reaction when she moves away.
I recently had the pleasure of hearing one of my favorite authors, Anne Lamott, speak at a church in Berkeley. In Anne Lamott :: Tender Words, I reflect on her gentle words about her life and writing.
Have you ever had the chance to meet and talk to an artist whose work you really admire? What if your love for the work somehow becomes infatuation with the artist? Read about my crush on Daniel Merriam and the time that I got to meet him in Meeting Daniel Merriam.
In the article Her Art Isn't "By the Book"-- It is the Book by Dana Enfinger, I'm interviewed for our local paper, the Benicia Herald, and get to talk a little bit about my love for creating altered books.
Are you an artistic pack rat who is afraid to use that last piece of pretty ribbon or paper? Hey! I've just described myself! In Having vs Using, hear the self-talk I use to conquer my fear of using up my pretty, precious supplies.
In Found Poetry, I talk about one of my favorite things to do in an altered book- write poetry. Anyone can become a poet by using existing text on the page. Join the fun and start adding poetry to your art.
Do you have anything in common with the great Leonardo DaVinci? You'll probably be surprised to learn that this genius left some of his greatest works unfinished. Sound familiar? Read Just Like Leonardo and find out what a renaissance woman you actually are!
Ever wonder who's behind those wonderful vintage photos we adore? When you read Somebody's Family you'll follow my adventure as I try to track down the owners of a photo album that I found in an antique store.
In the summer of 2003, I drove my van from the San Francisco Bay Area to Coos Bay, Oregon to attend a week long workshop with Jonathan Talbot. Read what he said about living an artistic life in Jonathan Talbot :: Words of Wisdom.
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